So I made a whole bunch of collages the other day. I tore up the faces of the women on the full pagebeauty product ads and put them back together in novel ways. Unfortunately I managed to save all of the good ones in black and white. OVER the colour files so they’re gone forever. Or until I choose to make
I really liked the idea of tearing down these photoshopped beauties and putting the back together in haphazard ways that obscured the beauty they had. I think often of the ‘perfect body exercise’ where you take the pieces from other women in magazines to build your perfect- idealized body. Whenever I think about it I think about what a frankenstein creation it must be. To take pieces of someone else and try to make it a part of you. Its a very strange, alienating exercise I think. I wanted to explore the same ideas here. I hope you enjoy.